10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. A FEW SURVIVORS PULLED TO SAFETY FROM CAPSIZED CHINESE BOAT
The cruise ship goes down in a storm on China's Yangtze River with 458 people aboard. At least five people are confirmed dead as rescuers desperately work.
2. WHO RE-EXAMINES STRATEGY AGAINST ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS
Iraq's prime minister and international allies are gathering in Paris to reconsider their campaign against Islamic State militants, after the group's recent gains, but Russia, Iran and Syria will not attend.
3. SENATE MULLS CHANGES TO PHONE COLLECTION
Lawmakers will decide the fate of a House bill that would end the NSA's collection of American calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities.
4. WHICH AGENCY IS BEHIND MYSTERIOUS SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT OVER U.S. CITIES
An AP investigation finds that the FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone spying technology.
5. MAJOR REPUBLICAN DONORS WILLING TO GIVE TO SEVERAL `16 PROSPECTS
Some are still uncertain who should get their support in 2016, but the largesse born of their indecision has a notable exception: Rand Paul.
6. FREE TEST-PREPARATION PROGRAM FOR REVAMPED SAT GOES ONLINE
The move is aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair.
7. JEWISH VIOLINIST FINISHES FATHER'S PIECE THAT NAZIS BROKE UP
A Grammy Award-winning American violinist performs a Brahms concerto which his dad was unable to complete more than 80 years ago due to anti-Semitic acts of the Nazi regime.
8. WHY RETIREES FACE HOME INSECURITY
Millions of Americans at or near retirement age are straining to make housing payments due to a home-price collapse, recession and some calamitous decisions to turn houses into cash machines.
9. TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT LOOKS TO BENEFIT FROM JENNER'S CHANGE
Twitter accounts, ranging from the one held by the White House to those of transgender advocates, quickly retweet Caitlyn's Vanity Fair cover photo, most often with positive comments.
10. VALCKE NOT BEHIND $10M PAYMENT IN U.S. CORRUPTION PROBE
FIFA says the sum was approved in 2007 by Julio Grondona, the former chairman of the finance committee who died last year.